Creating a Gig Last update 1 month ago
Creating a Gig For Dillpo
The service you offer and sell in the marketplace is called a "Gig." Your Gig is an opportunity to showcase your talent to potential buyers, and to provide them with all the information they may need before they choose to place an order with you.
Creating and editing a Gig
Important: You can only create your Gigs (and seller account) on a desktop.
To create a Gig:
Log in > Switch to Selling > My Business > Gigs.
Click My Profile > Create a New Gig.
After you have completed steps 1-5 (explained below) > Save & Continue.
To make any changes and edit your Gig:
Log in > Gigs.
Find the Gig you'd like to edit > From the drop-down list on the right > Edit.
Make changes > Save.
Step 1: Gig overview
Make sure that your title is short, clear, and to the point
Buyers should recognize the type of service that you offer immediately
Dillpo helps you start with ”I will...”
Select the appropriate category and subcategory for your Gig from the drop-down menu. Dillpo recommends these based on your title.
You won't be able to change your Gig's category after it's published, so choose carefully and ensure that the category matches the services you're providing.
Note: Gaming is not a category. If you provide services related to Gaming, select a category related to Gaming (or define the criteria in the Gig Metadata area further down).
Example: If your service is Game Design, select Graphics & Design > Game Design
Choose a service type to make sure that you appear in the search results of the category you selected
Note: This is only available for certain categories.
Select the relevant criteria for each topic
Note: This is only available for certain categories.
Add up to 5 words, or phrases, that best describe your Gig.
Click Save & Continue.
Step 2: Scope and pricing
Name your package
Describe the details of your offering in the area provided
Use the drop-down to select the number of days it will take for you to complete your Gig
Select the various items you'd like to include in your service (Extras).
Note: This depends on the type of service you are offering.
Example: If you offer logo design services, you can select options from a predefined list of items, such as the number of logos to include, the source files, or a high-resolution file.
Dillpo’s system requires all sellers to provide an option for buyers to request a revision
Use the drop-down to select the number of revisions you include in your Gig
Note: Additional revisions are recommended for Gigs that include customization or creation.
Select a price for your service (determined by the Standardized Gig Package for your category and subcategory)—ranging from a minimum of $1-100000$
In certain categories, you have the option to create 3 packages
Click 3 Packages or Try Now
If you create 3 packages, your customized extra services will be available to buyers when they reach the checkout page.
Exception: Voice Over Gigs have different pricing schemes
Learn more with our Voice Over Pricing Structure video.
You have the option to deliver your Gig Extra Fast and charge accordingly.
To set Extra Fast Delivery:
My Gig Extras > Extra fast delivery.
Select how many days it will take you to deliver.
Set the price for how much more you will charge.
Note: If you select Extra Fast Delivery, the number of days required for the Extra Fast Delivery cancels out the amount of time indicated in your Extra Services. The delivery time must be lower than the regular Gig's delivery time frame.
You can offer Extra Services for your Gig, which will be available to the buyer during the order process (Optional).
To offer Extras:
My Gig Extras > Select from the list of items.
Click Add Gig Extra > Complete a title (mandatory), description, price, and how long it will take you.
Step 3: Description and FAQ
Briefly describe your Gig (up to 1500 characters).
Be as detailed as possible so buyers are able to determine if your Gig meets their needs.
If you add a URL, only include URLs from DIllpo's approved list
Never add contact information
Add answers to the most commonly asked questions (limit of 8 FAQs)
Your FAQs are displayed on your Gig page
To add FAQ:
Click Add FAQ > Add a question you think buyers may ask.
Provide your answer.
Click Add > Save & Continue.
Step 4: Requirements
Your opportunity to tell buyers what you need in order to start on their order.
Enter the details of your requirement.
Free Text: Buyers can write in their own words
Multiple Choice: Answer fields will be displayed.
Attachment: Include a file
If you need certain information, mark it required.
Finish defining your buyer requirements > Save & Continue
Note: Files up to 5GB can be uploaded and attached.
Step 5: Gallery
Note: You can upload files up to 5GB
To be published, Gigs must have at least one image uploaded:
Drag an image/ Browse > Select image.
General image guidelines:
Upload up to 3 images that represent your Gig
Images can be samples of your work
Recommended image size: 1280px x 769px (at 72 DPI)
Minimum image size: 712px x 430px (at 72 DPI)
If you’re using a Mac, use Preview
On Windows, use Photo Gallery
Other free tools are available online
All images should be owned by you
Don't use copyrighted images or images downloaded from the internet—or your Gig won't be approved.
Learn more with our Gig image guidelines.
To add a video:
Drag a video/ Browse > Select video.
Note: This field is mandatory for the Video & Animation category.
Once you add a video, it will be used for the thumbnail, in place of a Gig image—meaning the video thumbnail will take priority and will be displayed first, before other Gig images added.
General video guidelines:
Make sure that your video is no longer than 75 seconds
Make sure that your video is less than 50 MB
Never add contact information on your Gig's video
Recommendation: Mention that your services are offered exclusively on dillpo.
To add audio:
Drag an audio file/ Browse > Select an audio file.
Note: This option is not available in all categories
General audio guidelines:
Supported formats: mp3 and MPEG
Make sure your audio isn't longer than 3:30 minutes
Make sure your audio is less than 10 MB
To add a PDF:
Drag a PDF file/ Browse > Select a PDF.
General PDF guidelines:
You can upload up to 2 PDF files
This field is optional
Only the first 3 pages of your PDF will be displayed
Step 6: Publish
Promote and publish
To promote and publish your Gig:
Click Publish Gig.
View the social networks where you can promote your Gig > Click an icon and fill in the details.
Note: If your Gig contains a video, the status will be labeled as "Pending" until reviewed. Otherwise, it's labeled as "Active".
Some Gigs may require a mandatory Skills Test to be completed before the Gig can be published